Undergraduate Acting Concentration

The Acting Concentration prepares students to enter graduate acting programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film. The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possible within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate program or the profession. Through intensive and varied classes in acting, combined with experiential work in minimalist to full-scale productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership, tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.

For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Course of Study

Required Courses in addition to the Foundation Courses
Department Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Theater 2221 Voice for the Actor 3
Theater 2231 Speech for the Actor 3
Theater 2241 Basic Movement 3
Theater 2261 Acting II 3
Theater 3279 Acting III 3
Theater 4212 Acting IV 3
Theater 4222 Acting V 3
Plus an additional four required electives from the following list
Department Course # Course Name Hours
Theater 1202 Fundamentals of Voice & Movement 3
Theater 1232 Lecoq Technique Part I 3
Theater 2251 Dance for the Actor 3
Theater 2252 Alexander Technique 3
Theater 2262 Improvisation 3
Theater 2271 Advanced Speech 3
Theater 3132 Musical Theater Voice & Acting 3
Theater 3210/3220 Theater Workshop 3
Theater 3221 Advanced Voice for the Actor 3
Theater 3231 Dialects for the Actor 3
Theater 3241 Combat & Stunts for the Actor 3
Theater 3278 Acting for Film & TV 3
Theater 3301 Introduction to the Director's Art 3
Theater 4221 Theater as a Profession 3
Theater 4241 Swordplay for the Actor 3
Theater 4301 Advanced Directing 3
Theater 4299 One Act Performance 3-4


For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Acting Concentration that can be discussed with your Theater advisor and/or the head of the Acting Program.

Graduate Success

The success of the Acting Program can be measured in the accomplishments of our graduates. Recent graduates have attended MFA programs at Yale University, U.C. San Diego, A.R.T./Harvard, U.C. Irvine, USC, Penn State, UCLA, NYU, CalArts, University of Washington, University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), The Circle in the Square and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

For a suggested 4-year course of study in the Acting Concentration, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin. Those who wish to pursue the Acting Concentration should contact Professor David Ingram, Head of the Undergraduate Acting Program, at dingra@temple.edu.